IMAX Opens Friday In Fort Wayne: Here's A Sneak Peek

By Maureen Mespell
By John W. Davis

March 10, 2011 Updated Oct 25, 2013 at 9:58 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Rave Motion Pictures at Jefferson Pointe held a sneak peak of their new IMAX theater Thursday night. Indiana's NewsCenter sat in on the movie and has a special review.

About 100 people watched "Inception" starring Leonardo DiCaprio on the new IMAX screen Thursday night

"It was nice. The vibrations. The sound. It was one of a kind. I enjoyed in thoroughly," said Fort Wayne Resident Bill Heck.

"It was awesome. The sound. We were up close so you could feel everything. I jumped a lot so it was great," said Fort Wayne Resident Maleah Heck.

Thursday's sneak peak celebrated Friday's IMAX public opening at the Rave Motion Pictures Theater at Jefferson Pointe.

Friday's premiere will be the kid friendly 3D Disney movie, "Mars Needs Moms".

According to the Rave Motion Pictures website, matinee IMAX tickets will cost $12.50.

Evening IMAX tickets will cost $14.50.

"It was awesome I thought. The seats were awesome. You weren't too close where you had to look up the whole time," said Fort Wayne Resident Bliss Cook.

"The sound was phenomenal. That was probably the biggest difference and the clarity of the picture," raved Cook.

Meanwhile, Cook said Thursday night was not her first time seeing seen an IMAX movie.

Cook traveled nearly two hours to Noblesville to see the most recent Harry Potter movie.

Cook said she does not plan on making that trip down I-69 again anytime soon.

On July 15, 2011, the new Harry Potter movie will be released in theaters.

Cook said she will take the day off and watch the IMAX 3D version in Fort Wayne.

Meanwhile, Rave Motion Pictures built the new IMAX theater in an existing theater space.

That means the Fort Wayne IMAX will be about 20% smaller than normal IMAX theaters.

However, moviegoers who attended the sneak peak said, the IMAX at Rave Jefferson Pointed is much better than a regular theater in our area.


Here's a list of upcoming IMAX releases that will be shown at RAVE Jefferson Pointe IMAX theater:

Mars Needs Moms in IMAX 3D (March 11), Sucker Punch (March 25), Fast Five (April 29), Thor (May 6), Pirates of the Caribbean in IMAX 3D (May 20), Super 8 (June 10), Cars 2 in IMAX 3D (June 24), Transformers in IMAX 3D (July 1) and Harry Potter 7 Part 2 in IMAX 3D (July 15).

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